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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

The AAMC is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We develop strategic initiatives to cultivate a diverse and culturally prepared workforce, advance inclusion excellence, imbue equity-mindedness, and enhance engagement with local communities. Learn more about our mission, goals, programs and initiatives, organized by portfolio.


What's New in Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Diversity in Medical School Admissions

Diverse perspectives and backgrounds enrich the educational experiences of all students and the teaching experiences of faculty. Diversity cultivates an innovation mindset, catalyzes creativity and discovery, and enhances complex problem-solving, prediction, and forecasting. It is essential to improving the overall health of our nation.

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AAMC IDEAS July webinar on building community to heal institutions

Join us on July 17 for, “Employing Restorative Practices and Civil Discourse to Heal an Institution,” where speakers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) will demonstrate how a curriculum developed and employed at the USUHS F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine can serve as one starting point for healing our medical institutions and increasing connection between community members. 

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Importance of Diversity in Health Care

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in medical education and the physician workforce is critical for everyone’s health. Incorporating DEI programs into medical education is about helping future doctors provide more effective and personalized care by understanding each patient's unique and specific life experiences.  


Registration open for Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar

October 16-18, 2024 in Washington, DC

This training addresses the needs of associate level faculty who are historically underrepresented in medicine through knowledge sharing, skill building, and strategy development for career advancement in academic medicine.

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Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Health Care For All

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David A. Acosta, MD

“Understanding the assumptions and behaviors that are tied to our implicit biases allows teams to engage and embrace their differences and move toward solving complex problems.”

David A. Acosta, MD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

MedEdPORTAL: Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity

Our collection of diversity, inclusion and health equity resources.

Academic Medicine: Addressing Race and Racism in Medical Education

This collection of articles was curated with the intent to help readers engage in necessary conversations about race and to inform strategies to eliminate structural racism in their institutions.